Because it combines financial planning, business analytics, and collaboration tools in a single SaaS solution – so you never have to switch between applications again. Leverage blazing-fast in-memory technology to streamline financial planning and analysis (FP&A) – and plan and simulate at any level of detail, with any number of users, in real time.
SAP Analytics Cloud for planning
Embed collaboration tools and analytics directly into your financial planning processes. The planning capabilities in SAP Analytics Cloud are powered by the SAP Cloud Platform, so you can simplify FP&A, plan and forecast in real time, and more.
Why SAP Analytics Cloud for planning?
Eliminate complexity with tools that let you plan, analyze, and collaborate in context – in real time
Drive high-performance financial planning and forecasting with SAP HANA in-memory technology
Align plans across departments by seamlessly integrating with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation
Business planning in the cloud
Achieve a natural flow between business planning and analysis. Gain the ability to plan and simulate with any level of detail and any number of users – in a secure cloud environment.
Embedded real-time analytics
Plan and analyze in-context – instead of jumping between applications and screens. Take advantage of extensive reporting capabilities and dashboards built right into the application.
Discuss plans in-context, rather than switching to another screen or application. Collaborate on plans in a natural way with a solution that works the way you do.
User-driven financial modeling
Easily create and modify your own financial planning models on the fly. Align plans across finance and business units by directly integrating with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation.
The events console provides integrated calendar functionality with the ability to define tasks, assign approvers, and set reminders and alerts for team members. Functionality also includes workflow integration that lets you synchronize with other applications.
Advanced reporting tools
These intuitive tools include multi-dimensional drag-and-drop report design, specialized report layouts, cell locking, and auto spreading features. Use access rights and version management to create private versions, share with specific people, or publish to authorized users.
In-memory calculation engine
Run advanced calculations at blazing speeds with SAP HANA’s in-memory calculation engine. Perform report calculations, formulas, and dimension member calculations – all in real time.
Integration and extensions
Seamlessly integrate with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation – version for SAP NetWeaver or version for the Microsoft platform – with data import and export capabilities. Multiple model, worksheet, and summary sheet integration is also available right out of the box.